Rose Cotton is a queer and trans counsellor in Victoria BC who focuses on helping people find solutions based on their hidden strengths. She provides in person sessions out of her office in Cook Street village from Saturday to Tuesday, and also offers virtual and phone appointments. Rose’s approach is personable, accepting and focused on helping you achieve your goals. Previous clients have found Rose helpful when dealing with depression, anxiety, stress and changing identity. Rose has experience working with teens and young adults, especially students, as well as experience working with people to help them reduce their substance use. Rose takes a non-judgmental approach that takes consideration of each client’s unique circumstances and which promotes social justice. Rose primarily uses a solutions focused approach, which means working with you to find exceptions to seemingly overwhelming problems and to see your own amazing ability to deal with difficult circumstances. She also uses a mix of other approaches, including narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) and mindfulness.
When Rose is not counselling she plays board games and D&D, does aerial rope and spends time with her friends, family and partners. Rose has her Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. Her designation as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC is pending.